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2012-04-03 09:48:11

Scientists from the University of Liverpool are working with computer modeling specialists in India to predict areas of the country that are at most risk of malaria outbreaks, following changes in monsoon rainfall. The number of heavy rainfall events in India has increased over the past 50 years, but research has tended to focus on the impact this has on agriculture rather than the vector-borne diseases, such as malaria and Japanese Encephalitis. The University's School of Environmental...

2011-05-15 07:55:00

A new book, "Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What We Can Do about," suggests that climate change is a threat to more than just the environment, also blaming it for the spread of infectious diseases and respiratory ailments around the world and contributing to thousands of deaths through heat waves and other extreme weather events.Dan Ferber and Dr. Paul Epstein, the authors of the new book published by University of California Press, said...

2011-01-19 04:00:00

Millersville Professor Takes on Vector-Borne Disease Project MILLERSVILLE, Pa., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thanks to a $250,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant we may soon know how climate change will impact our risk of malaria and dengue fever. Dr. Kathleen Schreiber, professor of geography at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, received the grant from the NSF sponsored Vector-Borne Disease Project to measure how environmental temperature change influences the...

2010-06-16 23:16:14

Establishing a firm link between environmental change and human disease has always been an iffy proposition. Now, however, a team of scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, writing in the current (June 16, 2010) online issue of the CDC journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, presents the most enumerated case to date linking increased incidence of malaria to land-use practices in the Amazon. The report, which combines detailed information on the incidence of malaria in 54 Brazilian...

2010-05-20 13:42:53

A study published May 19 in the journal Nature casts doubt on the widely held notion that warming global temperatures will lead to a future intensification of malaria and an expansion of its global range. The research, conducted by the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP), a multinational team of researchers funded mainly by the Wellcome Trust, suggests that current interventions could have a far more dramatic "“ and positive "“ effect on reducing the spread of malaria than any negative...

2010-05-20 12:52:56

Contrary to a widespread assumption, global warming is unlikely to expand the range of malaria because of malaria control, development and other factors that are at work to corral the disease. So concludes a team of scientists including two University of Florida researchers in a paper appearing in the May 20 issue of the journal Nature. Scientists and public policy makers have been concerned that warming temperatures would create conditions that would either push malaria into new areas or...

2010-03-04 08:20:00

Climate change is one reason malaria is on the rise in some parts of the world, new research finds, but other factors such as migration and land-use changes are likely also at play. The research, published in The Quarterly Review of Biology, aims to sort out contradictions that have emerged as scientists try to understand why malaria has been spreading into highland areas of East Africa, Indonesia, Afghanistan and elsewhere. "We assessed "¦ conclusions from both sides and found that...

2009-11-20 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An emerging body of evidence suggests that the changing global climate is already affecting infectious disease transmission patterns. As noted today in a symposium at the 58th annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), such changes are expected to have a profound impact on global public health. "There is concrete evidence that the global climate is changing, and these changes are expected to greatly...

2009-02-15 15:05:00

Temperature is an important factor in the spread of malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases, but researchers who look at average monthly or annual temperatures are not seeing the whole picture. Global climate change will affect daily temperature variations, which can have a more pronounced effect on parasite development, according to a Penn State entomologist. "We need higher resolution environmental and biological data to understand how climate change will affect the spread of the malaria...

2008-10-10 00:00:19

A researcher in Wisconsin warns that climate change may put Great Lakes' water quality at risk. Johnathan Patz of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health says an increase in extreme monsoon-like rains, as occurred in some regions last spring, is likely to aggravate the risk of outbreaks of waterborne disease in the Great Lakes region. In a report published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Patz says a team of researchers concluded extreme rains that...

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